Text: Matthew 6:31-34.
Let’s read it out loud to ourselves,
ESV:Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’
ESV:For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.
ESV:But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
ESV:Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
Let this be firmly settled in your heart, that God means what He says, and He says what He means. No matter what, He is ever true to His word. Never let this truth elude you, irrespective of your feeling. Believe it and don’t ever doubt it! If you are doubting it already, you must work on your mind for restoration.
Now Jesus Christ said we should not be anxious for anything. He says our heavenly Father knows that we need them all. But why are we not having these things supplied to us constantly? It’s surely because we are not fulfilling the conditions for it.
-First, we worry a lot. I don’t know how many haven’t worried about one thing or the other so far this week. So, you see, we are faulting the order. There is a distortion in the process. Somebody may say, “But if I don’t worry, what will I do then?
-Jesus says further to us to seek first God’s kingdom and His righteousness. He says when the order is kept this way, automatically all these things will be added to us. That’s exactly what to do! We are to be diving into God’s heart every time. We are to know how God wants us to comport ourselves ‘kingdomly’ in every situation. And that is not come by at once. The reason why the tense used in that 33rd verse is present continuous (from direct-Greek interpretation). I.e, Be ye seeking…
Brethren, the reason why many of us are not at the command of the supernatural is because we have not got it right on our seeking God’s kingdom first. God really desires for us to enjoy everything Jesus Christ paid the price for for us (and Jesus Christ actually paid the price for all things for us to enjoy God maximally), but He also wants us to understand how things work in the kingdom. So that we won’t get things messed up as we continue with our heavenly journey. He wants us to finish strong. He doesn’t want us to become a victim of the blessings He will give us. He wants us to control everything well, hence, the reason for a-must seek His kingdom first. We need to know the kingdom’s modus operandi, and carefully live by it daily.
See, if you reverse the order, by getting on anxiety business, this is what you will have: you will be trapped in the day-to-day evil. Let’s see that verse 34 again.
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
From this word of Jesus Christ, God’s Spirit said to me, Anxiety traps a man in the day-to-day evil (trouble). If we let God’s order apply, God has put in each day an ability to worry for the things of itself, just to serve us, and men generally. So, when we stick to seeking God’s kingdom daily, then each day will have to take anxiety for the things of itself, just according to Jesus’ word. Then also all things will be added to us, as promised.
ESV: For all the promises of God find their Yes in Him (Jesus Christ). That is why it is through Him (Jesus Christ) that we utter our Amen to God for his glory
Beloved, please by the help of the Holy Spirit, pay attention to yourself daily, not to worry at all, that you may not be trapped in the evil of that day. Assess yourself daily on this. Train your brain into this truth now, for a faith-smooth ride for the rest of your life here in this present world.
Prayer: My Father, please, help me get it right as regards seeking first the kingdom of God and Your righteousness… Thank You, because I know that You are helping me now and always to walk in the fullness of my Lord Jesus Christ all my life, with all humility of heart. In Jesus Christ’s Name, I have prayed.